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Thomas Pope promoted in Fayetteville (N.C.)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Todd M. Adams, May 4, 2009.

  1. Todd M. Adams

    Todd M. Adams Member

    Veteran reporter Thomas Pope has been promoted to assistant sports editor in Fayetteville, N.C.

    http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=325445
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Fanfreakingtastic guy, one of the best out there. Congrats to Thomas, someone I'm lucky to call a friend. :)
     
  3. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    This has been long overdue. Thomas is a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy there. He is well-deserving of this honor, and I also am glad to call him a friend.
     
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Thomas is a good guy. Glad to hear he got the promotion.
     
  5. nitrobreath

    nitrobreath Member

    Thanks - much appreciated.

    We have a great department, as evidenced by our long string of NCPA and APSE awards: a good mix of veteran and up-and-coming writers, a desk that does stellar design work, and an open-minded S.E. in Todd who'll help us keep raising the bar for ourselves.

    (Plus, I don't have to give up the racing beat, which makes it all the better as far as I'm concerned.)

    Thomas Pope, a.k.a. "Nitrobreath"
     
  6. DCaraviello

    DCaraviello Member

    Nitrobreath? Gotta hear the story behind that one. Congrats, Thomas. I know you'll do a good job -- you always have.
     
  7. nitrobreath

    nitrobreath Member

    Part of "nitrobreath" is pretty simple, David - I get jumpy if I can't get my head filled with nitromethane fumes at least a coupla times a year, even though it makes your eyes water like crazy. (I imagine it's like getting pepper-sprayed by the cops, so I must have some sort of masochistic tendency or somethin'.)

    As for the "breath" part, I don't remember where I came up with that.

    In hindsight, it sorta sounds like a medical condition, doesn't it? LOL ...

    C'ya @ Darlington ...
     
  8. sgaleadfoot

    sgaleadfoot Member

    Couldn't happen to a better person, big congrats.
     
  9. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    T-Bone, just recently you busted my chops for being "management" now after I took my new gig. Welcome to the club. Congrats, Thomas, couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
     
  10. Congrats, Thomas! You deserve all the best! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Enjoy it!
     
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Yo Thomas/Nitro,

    Is Greg Barnes still at your shop?

    If so, tell him Clute still sucks, last time I was there. (Even if it was a decade or so ago.)
     
  12. nitrobreath

    nitrobreath Member

    Yeah, Barnes is still here. He and I both got nagged into play on the company's coed softball team again. He's got Greg at short and me at third. I'm out of position there - I'd rather be in left, but I do appreciate the much shorter jog to the dugout ;D
     
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